Category: Digital strategy

As the rapid shift to customer-centricity continues, aligning with the customer journey trumps business as usual. What can you do to make every stage of the customer journey meaningful and memorable? How will you balance offline and online customer messages and interactions?

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Have you ever worked on a triage team? I have. Today’s seismic mobile strategy shifts remind me of the lessons I learned under pressure.

Here’s the story…

We just launched our 4th annual CMO Innovation Trends survey to help senior marketers learn what growth and innovation opportunities their peers are facing in the industry today.
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If you are a VP of Marketing or CMO, will you please participate in this 2 1/2 minute survey now?

This survey contains only 9 questions….

Here’s something that all marketing professionals understand but that many marketing organizations have forgotten: the most sophisticated customer analytics tools cannot replace the insights we gather through genuine human conversations.
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Humans possess the ability to be empathetic, compassionate, and intuitive. As of this writing, computers lack these abilities.

This is why no matter how powerful your data tools, you still need to talk with your customers….

 You will also hear Guy also share his latest interests and strong opinions on the most pressing social topics of the day–including the Apple-DOJ standoff. Over the years, site Guy has endorsed my books, including “The Mindful Marketer” and “EnergizeGrowth NOW: The Marketing Guide to a Wealthy Company.”. Guy has inspired my work for over 13 years, and is one of a handful of leaders and experts who inspire my work….

Love is in the air this month, and Valentine’s Day, of course, is likely responsible. Much about the genesis of the holiday, and even who this St. Valentine was, is lost in the fog of time. One legend has it he was a priest in third century Rome who helped soldiers get married. Another tells the tale of the imprisoned Valentine who, having fallen in love with his jailer’s daughter, sent her a letter signed, “From your Valentine,” a phrase used to this day….

Yet I’m certain you haven’t considered all 7 of my latest marketing plan boosters.
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Some of my clients have and are moving forward with greater confidence. In fact, one CMO is on track to creating at least $15M in new business as a result of working with me on their marketing innovation framework.

In the 28-minute bonus MP3 program, you will hear some of my clients’ …

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What are the innovation opportunities and challenges today’s marketing leaders face?

I was honored to be asked back for a second interview with Spiral Marketing, a podcast that helps current and future business leaders, marketers and entrepreneurs elevate their brand. (Their first return guest!)

Host Karl Boehm and I discussed the recently released 3rd Annual Energize Growth CMO Report, From Fledgling to Falcon: How CMOs Make the Leap from Order Taker to Innovator….

By Guest Blogger Deanna Zaucha, Senior Specialist of Content Marketing for Webs and Pagemodo

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Independence Day will come and go, but it never fails to set the momentum for the holiday season to come. For marketers, holidays are a great time of the year to drive traffic and encourage engagement with customers. However, we’re often faced with outdated and stagnant social
media campaigns….

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What does the term “customer data” mean to you?

Many tech-savvy marketers will imagine a magical dashboard showing customer churn rates,  pipeline velocity, lifetime customer value and the cost to acquire a customer. And the topic of customer data is top of mind for many CMOs in my community. Let’s examine why a frenetic level of focus on technology-generated customer data is often a waste of marketing resources….